Invent what has not been invented. Apply your science and engineering skills to protect the nation.

The Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS), established in 1956, is a unique organization with state-of-the-art labs where university, industry, and federal government scientists collaborate on research into quantum information science, high performance computing, silicon photonics, 2D materials, magnetic devices, antennas, printed hybrid electronics, and advanced and additive manufacturing.

Great science comes from happy employees who are given creative license to take research to new heights. Our people are our primary asset. You will be given the right mix of independence and support to succeed. As a cherished member of the LPS community, you will advise, administer, and perform scientific projects, such as planning, designing, and constructing specialized equipment, and ensuring adherence to sound engineering and scientific standards and principles. To learn more about LPS and our research activities, visit: www.lps.gov


Available Opportunities

All of the positions listed below (except program manager) are available as temporary (internship, postdoc, visiting scientists, graduate student) or permanent employment. If selected, you will work with the Hiring Managers to set the type and timeline for your employment. NSA LPS will offer flexible formats based on your availability.

Quantum Magicians Positions Available:

  • Program Manager
  • Quantum Sensing Experimentalist
  • Disruptive Qubits Experimentalist

RF Sensing Expert Position Available:

  • RF Experimentalist

Hardware Trust Architect Position Available:

  • Hardware Trust Experimentalist

Beyond Moore’s Law Futurists Positions Available:

  • Integrated Photonics Experimentalist
  • Active Devices Experimentalist

General responsibilities for all positions:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Work effectively across several different functional areas in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Handle and prioritize multiple assignments, synthesize information to solve complex problems
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which includes a background investigation and polygraph.
  • US Citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
  • Bachelors, Masters, or a Doctoral degree.

General skills for all positions:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Work effectively across several different functional areas in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Handle and prioritize multiple assignments, synthesize information to solve complex problems
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which includes a background investigation and polygraph.
  • US Citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
  • Bachelors, Masters, or a Doctoral degree.

PAY & BENEFITS

Pay is commensurate with years of experience and degree level, between GS grades 07/1 to 15/10. LPS values work-life balance and offers flexible working schedules and remote work, where possible. Some of NSA’s job benefits are: paid time off, federal holidays, sick leave, retirement benefits, and some of the best health insurance in the nation. LPS also offers great career development opportunities and focus on your promotion and advancement within the organization.


NEXT STEPS

Qualified candidates will be contacted directly by hiring managers at NSA LPS between Jan 15 - Feb 15. Technical interviews will be held between Feb 15 - Feb 26.


Application is required.

If selected, interviews will be conducted between February 15-26 2021.

APPLY NOW


Timeline

15 JAN - Application portal opens

15 FEB - Application portal closes

15 FEB - Virtual Interviews begin

26 FEB - Virtual Interviews end


Questions?

Email hirethon@nsin.us.